Visit Butterfly Museum or Wankhar Entomology Museum Shillong (2021)
About the Butterfly Museum in Shillong:
Located near the Shillong Bus stand, the Butterfly Museum is one of the top listed places to visit in Shillong. It is amusing to see the vibrant, colorful, and beautiful butterflies fluttering their wings. It is also famous by the name Wankhar Entomology Museum. It is a place for a variety of butterflies from different parts of the region. A privately-owned museum that has species of moths and spiders other than the butterflies. The butterflies here are conserved and preserved for commercial purposes as well. It is a well-known and the only known museum in India that is dedicated to moths and butterflies. It will be interesting to visit this place if you are traveling to Shillong in Meghalaya with your children. It will be worth the experience and would make your trip more memorable.
Timings- Monday to Friday – 10 AM to 4:30 PM and Saturdays till 1’o clock and Closed on Sundays.
Time required: 1-2 hours.
Best time to visit – any time of the year
3 Major Attractions Nearby Butterfly Museum in Shillong:
1. Don Bosco Museum: Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures in Shillong is a place for all history lovers. It is a place of various art galleries, a range of handicrafts, attires, ornaments, and weapons used by various tribes of North-east India. It is a seven-story building, located in the premises of Sacred Heart Church featuring seventeen different galleries.
Timings- 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Closed on Sundays)
Location: 3 km from Shillong Bus Stand
Wankhar Entomology Museum shillong to Don Bosco Museum shillong distance: 2.3 Kms
2. Umiam Lake: A beautiful reservoir in the Hills of Meghalaya, is also known by the names Bara Pani or Big Water. A very popular tourist destination for water sports and adventure activities like Kayaking, boating, water cycling. The tranquil beauty of the lake is enhanced by the divine Hills and pines surrounding the lake, and that is the reason it is at times compared to Lakes of Scotland. There is a stunning garden named Lum Nehru Park, where people can just stroll, and children can spend time playing.
Timings: This Lake in Shillong can be visited anytime. However, Water sports can be enjoyed from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wankhar Entomology Museum to Umiam lake distance: 15.5 Kms
3. Laitlum Grand Canyons: A stunning and picturesque tourist destinations in the northeastern state, Meghalaya. Laitlum Grand Canyons translates into ‘End of Hill,’ and this place truly lives up to its name. Located in the exotic hills, it offers a splendid view of the remarkable. It offers breathtaking views of the Sunrise and sunset. A perfect place for nature lovers and trekkers. Less than an hour’s drive from Shillong, this place is ideal for amazing views of the green hills, foggy clouds, bamboo plants, and the beautiful orchids.
Timings: 6:00 AM -5:00 PM
Best time to visit – Afternoon, as it can be foggy during the morning and evenings
Wankhar Entomology Museum Shillong to Laitlum Grand Canyon distance: 24 kms.